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28
Feb

The Centinal Podcast Episode 21: Social Media Craze

In this episode of The Centinal, BJ and Leon talk about the Student of the Week, the weather (again), Ellen DeGeneres, and social media. Read more »

28
Feb

Black Men on the Rise: Suit and Tie

This article was written with Steven Lee.

A select group of Centennial African-American students attended Central High School for a Counter-Narrative on Black Male Students as a part of Black History Month.

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28
Feb

Athletes Forced to Adapt to Snow Days

This article was written with Luigi Fabi.

Centennial students, faculty and the community are well aware that there have been 5 snow/cold days in the 2013-2014 school year. Students and teachers have had to work to make up their academic responsibilities and to not fall behind. Schoolwork can easily be made up and tests will be taken regardless of snow days, but other aspects of student life such as extracirriculars and sports cannot be.

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27
Feb

Student of the Week: Blue Man

This article was written with Luigi Fabi.   

The Blue Man has been chosen as Student of the Week because he has been an uplifting part of the Centennial High School spirit for a few years now. Whenever you see that blue suited figure coming out of the crowd running madly, it always turns up the noise in the stands. Having that presence comes with some drawbacks, though. Recently, the Blue Man’s career has been put into jeopardy by doing stunts that have caused much of the administration to put a target on his back. Even though he is heavily wanted by the opposition, the Blue Man has made two huge appearances in both the Centennial versus Central football and home basketball game. Luckily, The Centinal got a chance to meet up with the reclusive suited figure and get an interview with him. Read more »

27
Feb

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

The first things that come to mind when I reminisce about my viewing of Wolf of Wall Street is simply this: money, sex, drugs and, consequently, crazed expressions shared between my unexpecting friend and I. I was nearly taken aback at the extremity to which the film expressed its crude and rogue behaviors. However, there is more to the film than meets its (engagingly superfluous) eye.

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26
Feb

Is Social Media Controlling Your Life?

This article was written with Vanessa Jones.

In today’s age, almost everyone has a smartphone or access to the Internet. This article focuses on high schoolers, and whether or not being connected to the Internet has begun to control their lives.

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25
Feb

Crowd Shows Up at University of Illinois’s Quad in Anticipation for Ellen DeGeneres’s Big Surprise

This article was written with Fernanda Schaefer.

On Sunday, February 23, Ellen DeGeneres, the host of The Ellen Show, tweeted, “Tomorrow, I have a big surprise for the University of Illinois. Be on the quad at 3PM CST. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.”  Read more »

24
Feb

Speech Team Wraps up a Successful Season

The Centennial speech team should be proud of their efforts this session.  This past weekend Centennial senior Mecca Muhammad earned  5th place  in Special Occasion Speaking, and senior  Anne Zola placed 8th in Dramatic Interpretation.
This season many other Charger Speechies competed at the sectional level in Charleston.    They should be proud of their work.  Speech is both an individual and team effort. Students spend hours after school during the season to make their performance the best.   Congratulations!

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21
Feb

The Centinal Podcast Episode 20: Presidents and Weather

In this episode of The Centinal, BJ and Leon talk about the weather, presidents, and the Winter Olympics. Read more »

19
Feb

Snow Days Affect Centennial Students

This video article was written, produced, and edited with Fernanda Schaefer.

Centennial High School has had four snow days so far, and students have been wondering how they will be affected by them at the end of the school year. Below is a video that explains how the situation will be handled. Read more »